Which former UFC champ does Umar Nurmagomedov call out amidst the Sean O’Malley spat?

Umar Nurmagomedov, a close relative of Khabib Nurmagomedov, has ignited a firestorm recently by issuing daring challenges amidst a heated exchange with the UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley.

Rising UFC star Umar made waves this week by calling out Sean O’Malley. However, the undefeated Dagestani fighter is also eyeing a bout with former flyweight king Deiveson Figueiredo for his next matchup in February.

Umar Nurmagomedov challenges Deiveson Figueiredo in February bout

Umar Nurmagomedov, another undefeated Russian fighter, alleges that UFC fighters try to avoid facing him in the octagon. He recently took to X and challenged ex UFC flyweight champion to a fight in February. Umar currently ranks #14 in bantamweight division whereas Deiveson ranks at #8 in the division.

After missing a fight in August due to his shoulder injury, Umar’s frustration has risen for not getting an opponent post-recovery. With Figueiredo seemingly his focus for February, it would be fascinating to see if this fight materializes.

The Young Eagle’s MMA record stands at 16-0, and fighting a former UFC Champion will help his career progress faster. Whereas Deiveson has a record of 22-3-1, being a two-time champion, it looks difficult for him to fight the youngster. Umar is keen to get a fight, be it against a big name like Deiveson or a grudge match against reigning champion Sean O’Malley; he looks ready.

Nurmagomedov boldly challenges Sean O’Malley

Nurmagomedov called out O’Malley on social media earlier this week, with the two exchanging trash talk online. O’Malley mocked Nurmagomedov’s eyebrows and threatened him to knock him out. Sean currently holds a record of 17-1-1 in professional MMA and it will be tough for him to break Umar’s winning streak.

The bad blood brewing with Suga remains on Nurmagomedov’s radar for down the line. The undefeated Russian prospect is relishing the chance to battle the social media sensation under the bright lights. For now, Nurmagomedov appears focused on climbing the ranks by beating esteemed opposition like Figueiredo.

However, fans can likely expect the fierce Dagestani and outspoken O’Malley to clash sooner than later based on their online feud. With his recent callouts indicating big plans, Umar Nurmagomedov is setting his sights on the best the UFC bantamweight division has to offer. Whether it’s chasing gold or settling scores with O’Malley, Nurmagomedov has made it clear he has lofty goals for his UFC campaign.


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